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Brewed by Greene King
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles.
"Old Bob is a noted strong premium ale. Only the finest East Anglian pale ale malt and fuggles hops are used to create this full-bodied, rich and spicy beer."
A Ridley’s beer, brewed at Greene King since late 2005.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13513) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2008 Bottle. Fresh, acidic/flowery aroma. Very malty flavour with some roasted/coffee notes. 7 4 7 3 16

Bottle at ÅBF08. Weak hop aroma. Clear chestnut colour. Very small white head. Good hop flavour, nicely grassy. Distinct bitterness in finish. Very good for a bottle. 6 3 6 3 14

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2004
Amber-Brown with nice head. Good balance: malt, toffee, bitter. A nice one!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1005) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2004
Pours clear amber with a big tan foamy head. Lots of lace. Rich roasted and toffee aroma. Herbal with notes of chocolate, orange oil and mint. Long malty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 28, 2004
500 mL bottle: dark, clear brown amber, frothy off-tan head that forms an interesting plateau in the middle as it falls…herbal, floral aroma with hints of citrus, cedar and pine. Wonderfully developed malt body: sweet flowers, anise, chewy fruits, and malty-toffee. The long maltiness gives way to an even, fresh hop bitterness…this beer is wonderfully balanced: not overly strong in the alcohol department, well placed bitterness and enough malt to wrap it all together…I would love to give it a go on cask.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2004
Amber coloured. Fruity and slightly spicy aroma. Rather grassy flavour. Some bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2004
Hoppy aroma. The color is amber with a white head. The taste is sweet and malty with a wellbalanced hoppy palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
Clean amber color. Strange aroma, malty and fruity (red apples) and some alcohol, quite sweet. Not very complex but interesting; the malt comes with some light red apple fruitness, but most of all there is a good (partially aromatic) hopping, strong and very long at the end; the final is also characterized by a good and strong caramel character. Very good body structure.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2004
Aroma from yeast, sweet and rotten fruit. Sweet flavor, nothing to remember...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10091) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2004
Amber color, not much head. Aroma from yeast and some sweet fruit. Flavor is sweet and fruity, rather mild.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7965) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2006 Bottle. Orange/gold with an off-white head. Aromas are grain, metal with some caramel malts. Creamy with some spices. Flavours are creamy and malty with oranges and spices. Yeasty, despite being pasteurised.


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